My Brother's Genes 2021 30x24
Original Painting : Painting Collage w/ Acrylic, Watercolor, Stamps, and India Ink
Size : 23.5x17.5 in | 60x44 cm
Framed : 30x24 in | 76x61 cm
- Framed Mixed Media - Blue Chip $4,795
Hand SignedLower Right
Framed with PlexiglassGold Frame w/ White Mat
Purchased fromArtist 2023
Provenance / HistoryThe work is one of a new series of works exploring consciousness as fundamentally physical ...and in all matter to a greater or lesser degree and, subject to morphic information field interaction (as described by Rupert Sheldrake, a Cambridge Bio-Chemist). The work uses ideas articulated by the Physicists Menas Kafatos and Robert Nadeau in their co authored book, "The Conscious Universe". The authors discuss the recent discoveries concerning a "non local" universe where particles which have had a relationship continued to influence their existing states even at enormous distances....and seem to no violate the speed of light.....outside space and time.....a remarkable new fact about observation, measurement and connectivity. These new works grow out of the Octopus Meditations completed in 2018 and predicated on the integrated nervous system of the Octopus...nine connected brains, one in the bulb and the other eight at the top of each tentacle.
Story / Additional InfoED KERNS is an American Abstract Expressionist. He routinely collaborates with Neuroscientists and Biologists. He studied with Grace Hartigan, the highly regarded American Abstract Expressionist. Through his friendship with Hartigan, Kerns came to know and work with many artists of the New York School including Willem deKooning, Sam Francis, James Brooks, Philip Guston, Clyford Still and Ernie Briggs. Kerns’ career in New York had a meteoric trajectory. In 1972, his first exhibition at the Sachs Gallery on 57th Street in Manhattan garnered high critical praise. The New York times, The Village Voice, Arts Magazine, ArtForum and Art News were among the numerous publications to offer accolades for his work.
Kerns lived and exhibited in Manhattan for twelve years before taking a position at Lafayette College to Chair and build the modern era Art Department.
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Art Brokerage: Ed Kerns American Abstract Expressionist Artist: b. 1945. Ed Kerns (February 22, 1945) is an American abstract artist and educator. Kerns studied with the noted Abstract-Expressionist painter, Grace Hartigan and through the elder artist came to know and work with many artists of that generation including, Phillip Guston, Willem de Kooning, James Brooks, Ernest Briggs, Richard Diebenkorn and Sam Francis. Born in 1945 in Richmond, Virginia, Kerns started painting at a young age. He attended the Richmond Professional Institute, receiving his BFA in 1967. He went on to the Maryland Institute, where he studied with painter Grace Hartigan. Here, Kerns received the Hoffberger Fellowship and graduated with an MFA in 1969. Kerns first gained exposure in 1972, when he was commissioned by art collector Larry Aldrich to paint 100 paintings over the course of the year as gifts.That same year, Kerns had his first solo art show at the AM Sachs Gallery in New York. Over the course of the 1970s and 80s, Kerns formed a close partnership with the Rosa Esman Gallery and exhibited ten solo shows there. Of his work in the late 1970s and early 80s, gallery coordinator Judith Stein says, “He works slowly, creating no more than ten large paintings a year. His media are acrylic, sand, and thread, the last used to stitch together sections of canvas. Often plywood or upsom board is used as support.” Listings wanted.